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Computer Starts Up Slow Take 20 Mins To Startup


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#1 samuel3

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:29 AM

Well yeah... it takes about 20 mins to windows to start up to get to the main users of the computer
Any ideas on how to make it start up faster?

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:47 AM

First thing I'd do: A series of very thorough malware checks of all types.

Second thing: Run chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console and then defrag the C: partition.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:08 AM

First thing I'd do: A series of very thorough malware checks of all types.

Second thing: Run chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console and then defrag the C: partition.

Louis



Done lots of scans nothing found, and i dont under stand that "Second thing: Run chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console and then defrag the C: partition."

Can you instruct me please.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:24 AM

There could be several contributing factors, the number of applications running in the start up menu, infections, or a hdd that is too full.

To see how many application that you are running in the startup menu right click on Start> Properties, click on the Start Menu tab, click on Classic Start menu and then Customize, and then Remove. If all you see once you get to this point is the Programs with a + in the box to the left of it click on it to expand the tree. Click on the start up folder to see what applications are running at startup. You can highlight and delete the applications that you don't wan running.

How large is your hdd, and how much free space do you have on it?

As suggested, you should also run scans for infections, for the best effect these scans should be run in Safe Mode. This is a special diagnostic mode with a minimum of applications running.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:31 AM

Do i click on accessories in the remove tab?

And also i got 2 hard drives, 1 is nearly full, maybe thats the problem, heres: the picture of it Posted Image

Also when i double click it, it says this:

Warning!

This area of your hard drive
(or partition) contains files used
for your PC Recovery.

Do not delete or alter these files.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:38 AM

No, you want to click on Startup.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 11:08 AM

The only things that Internet explorer, outlook express, remote assistance and windows media player.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 01:47 PM

easy way to do the chkdsk if you are not familiar with the command prompt is to open my computer right click on the drive hit properties hit the tools tab click on error checking, check both the boxes hit ok and then restart your computer and it will do it on startup

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 02:52 PM

Another possibility: Do you have a graphics card? (NOT on-board video)

A bad graphics card can cause the slow startup.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 03:37 PM

No, ive recently installed new graphic drivers, but the computer was starting slow before that.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 03:49 PM

easy way to do the chkdsk if you are not familiar with the command prompt is to open my computer right click on the drive hit properties hit the tools tab click on error checking, check both the boxes hit ok and then restart your computer and it will do it on startup




I done that, and this came up after restarted, sounds bad :\
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 03:58 PM

No, ive recently installed new graphic drivers, but the computer was starting slow before that.


Even though you installed new drivers, the card itself could be bad. As I stated above, this is a possibility to consider.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 04:01 PM

http://sg.answers.yahoo.com/question/index...04080315AASjm4i

Do not update drivers via the WinUpdate site...get drivers from the website of your motherboard or system manufacturer.

System manufacturer and model, please?

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 04:07 PM

This from Microsoft:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935448/en-us
Does this look like an OldGrumpyBastard or what?

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 04:51 PM

No, ive recently installed new graphic drivers, but the computer was starting slow before that.


Even though you installed new drivers, the card itself could be bad. As I stated above, this is a possibility to consider.



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